MISSION OUTREACH DIRECTOR
During the month of June, we were able to do bridges training for neighbors in Lunga-lunga area, Kwale County. This is a pre-dominant Muslim area. A big number of residents here have not gone to school and so many pastors and church leaders are not trained. In this community it’s mostly the Digo and Duruma tribes.
Participants in group discussions during training
KALOLENI – KILIFI COUNTY, BRIDGES FOR NEIGHBORS
We thank God again that we were able to do bridges for neighbors in this community. This area is mostly Muslims and mostly from the Giriama tribe. Pastor Moses Rianto and Paul Ochieng conducted the training. The church leaders and pastors were excited they now have a tool they can use in reaching the unreached.
Church leaders from Kaloleni receiving certificates after the bridges for neighbors training
ADULT LITERACY TRAINING – MAILTISA KENYA
It is one month now since Zion Baptist Church started the Adult literacy class and it is interesting to see men and women doing their first exam, showing their commitment to learn. This class needs our prayers as the International Literacy day in September 2016, in Kajiado county will be celebrated here.
Adult literacy class doing first exam at Zion Baptist Church, Mailtisa Kenya
Adult literacy class session at Zion Baptist Church
MENTORING GIRLS PROGRAM – MAILTISA KENYA
Maasai girls face a lot of challenges growing up. Many will start school but will not finish, as some will be given away in early marriage and will undergo FGM and drop out of school. They will become mothers while they are supposed to be in school with their peers. It s because of these reasons Zion Baptist with Unite 4 Africa mission outreach Director have started a “Mentorship program” to help girls better understand the importance of education and their right to education. Connect them with government officer’s who can help them whenever they should be given away for early marriage. Teach the Christian values.
Namanga Division Government Administration Officer, leading girls in prayer after mentoring session with them
Parents listening to Government Officer mentoring girls. Parents were also enlightened on the rights girls have to education
HOUSE OF HOPE – KENYA
The last month has been so busy and we thank God for His timing for allowing us to be servants and be in the gap.
We thank U4A for the support and helping us to address many needs here.
We were able to place 31 orphans to high school, 4 in colleges and 142 in primary schools. 35 are living at House of Hope children Center. They also attend a school under construction now.
Most of them have received mosquito nets, blankets, growing shoes, care packages, books, uniform. About 20% have goats and some chickens.
These have empowered them and help get milk, eggs and profit as they reproduce. This has also resulted in ownership, self worth and good health. We thank U4A for the contributions for supporting orphans. We still need to complete the cycle of the animal empowerment.
Training to transform communities has been going on. The women were taught
The widows we support are about 141 and meet twice per month. They are involved in basket making to help them and also earn little income and fellowship. Some had the opportunity to be train on grief counseling which will on series of training to reach all widows and to those in grief process. They have also gone through Bridges for women.
We are also involved in medical care to orphans and extended to communities. We also have staff go for remote outlying outreaches. We need a proper vehicle for help in transportation.
We got a tram from Grace inn Kenya and visited during this summer. We worked in schools, churches and other projects. Building of a school library and staff housing. We also helped distribute Bibles and had Bible studies group besides River baptism.
Orphan’s at House of Hope
Widows at House of Hope
1. Thanks for Rev Okongo mentorship last month.
2. Need of a ministry bus for students and chapel choir outreach crusades at House Of Hope.
3. Diligent staff and devotion to service.
4. The children’s choir in need of instruments, uniform and video recording.
5. Completion of medical wards and school block at House of Hope.
6. Child sponsorship and empowerment.
7. School feeding program.
8. Pray adult literacy class at Mailtisa.